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Summer Jobs For Northern Students

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Summer Jobs For Northern Students

McGuinty Government Invests In Ontario’s Economic Future

Ontario is giving northern employers $3.36 million in wage subsidies to help create up to 4,200 summer jobs for young people this year.

The Summer Jobs Service provides:

• a $2.00/hour wage subsidy per student position.
• free training on how to develop job-search and self-marketing skills to help a student land and keep a job

The service is open to students 15 to 24 years old (up to 29 years for a person with a disability) who are planning to return to school in the fall.

The wage subsidy is one of several elements of the Ontario Summer Jobs Strategy which will help fund more than 71,000 student jobs across the province this year.

Quick Facts

  • The Ontario Summer Jobs Strategy provides employment opportunities in a number of settings, from within government to the private sector, including a program that funds summer businesses and supports aboriginal youth training.

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“Summer jobs often help students acquire valuable workplace experience while helping pay for their education.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development and Mines

“Today’s students will build Ontario’s future economy. It’s in all our best interests to help them reach their potential.”

John Milloy

Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities



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